The DCA has held ad hoc rallies in Northern Ireland but now plans to have a regular annual programme to explore the wonderful dinghy cruising potential of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Possible rally locations include:
9-11 April Lough Derg
Why not enjoy an Easter weekend rally on this magnificent Lough? Camp and launch from Mountshannon and sail around the islands or visit Inis Cealtra. There are so many opportunities for short or long sails to a variety of destinations.
Contact Lakeside Holiday Park for campsite bookings.
Host: Donall Cullinane
14-16 July Shannon Estuary CANCELLED
Rig and launch at Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Friday evening. Various destinations are possible depending on wind direction and weather. Options include island landings for visits or camping overnight and Ballylongford in North Kerry where the first Ballylongford Wooden Boat Show will be taking place in the grounds of Ballylongford Mill.
We have valuable local sailing knowledge so are looking forward to exploring these fascinating waters in company. Sail for a day or two according to your preference. Suitable for big or small boats.